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Analysis of the bones of Irish immigrants in Montreal 1847

2022-07-31

Analysis of the bones of Irish immigrants in Montreal 1847
Archeologists digging at the site of a future light-rail station in Montreal uncovered what is believed to have been a cemetery for Irish immigrants who died after fleeing famine in 1847. The analysis of the bones of 14 people, including seven adults, three teenagers, and four children suffered from fractures, bacterial infections, chronic diseases and signs of malnutrition.

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